Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park is expanding yet again, as Silicon Valley Business Journal reported that the company reached an agreement to acquire a 10-building site with roughly 1 million square feet of space right next door to the Frank Gehry-designed West Campus expansion, which is currently under construction.
Facebook’s West Campus expansion of its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, is slated to be completed in the spring of 2015, and the social network provided updated photos of the model for the facility to Business Insider.
The Facebook police? Not quite, but the social network reached an agreement with the Menlo Park (Calif.) City Council to pay $200,000 per year for at least three years to station a full-time Menlo Park police officer at the city’s upcoming substation in Belle Haven, which is located just a few-hundred yards from the site of the company’s West Campus expansion, currently under construction.
We reported Tuesday that Facebook agreed to subsidize 15 units in an upscale apartment complex in Menlo Park, Calif., in order to satisfy its agreement with the city that allowed it to expand its headquarters, but it turns out that the 630,000 square-foot, 394-unit complex, named Anton Menlo, is aimed at Facebook employees, although units are open to all comers.
It may not have been designed by Frank Gehry, but the new home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her family shares many characteristics with the social network’s upcoming West Campus expansion of its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
“Congratulations. Where’s the like button?” With those words, Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki highlighted the City Council’s 4-0 vote to approve Facebook’s West Campus expansion, located across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters.
Part of Facebook’s proposal to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., involved an agreement by the company to either build 15 low-cost homes or contribute $4.5 million toward affordable housing. But the social network is having trouble finding land in order to comply with that part of the deal.
The Menlo Park Planning Commission unanimously approved Facebook’s proposed West Campus expansion, located across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters, and now the next step is a return trip to the Menlo Park City Council in March.